All School News – April 27 – May 3, 2015

Reader’s Choice

The Reader’s Choice is back and we need you! Please vote for Clarksville Academy for Favorite Private School. Then head over to people and cast your vote for Kay Drew for Favorite Principal and check out the list of teachers where you will see a few CA names! Please vote daily through April 28!

Click here to vote!


Cara Miller Names Apple Distinguished Educator

Congratulations to Cara Miller for being a named an Apple Distinguished Educator. Cara was chosen from thousands of applicants to be a part of the 2015-2016 Class. Approximately 150 educators from public, private and collegiate institutions worldwide were chosen. This is a great honor for Cara and our school!

“The Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) Program began in 1994, when Apple recognized K-12 and higher education pioneers who are using a variety of Apple products to transform teaching and learning in powerful ways. Today it has grown into a worldwide community of over 2,000 visionary educators and innovative leaders who are doing amazing things with Apple technology in and out of the classroom. Apple is pleased to welcome Cara Miller to the ADE Class of 2015. Learn more about this group of innovative educators online at .”


Buddy Run

CBL Buddy Run is this Saturday, May 2, at Austin Peay Foy Center. Arrive at between by 730, race begins at 8am! Packets will come home this Thursday with t-shrts and directions for Race Day! There will be a Clarksville Academy Tent set up for all runners and their families. Good Luck to to all students who are participating in the Queen City Race this weekend!


Wax Museum

The Annual 8th Grade Wax Musuem will be held on Thursday, April 30 from 1:15-2:45 in the gym. Everyone is invited to attend this wonderful event. Students in 8th grade research a person of interest—current day or historical—they then present facts about their life while dressed as that person. It is truly a must see event!


Academic Awards Program

The Academic Awards Program is Friday, May 1, 2015, at 9:00 A.M. in Clarksville Academy’s Activities Center. Parents and guests are welcome to join us for this event.


Billy Frank Smith Sports Banquet

The Annual Billy Frank Smith Memorial All Sports Banquet is Friday, May 8, 2015, at 6:00 P.M. Invitations were sent previously and reservations for this event are due by Thursday, April 30, 2015. Please contact Kari Turner at


Golf Tournament

20th Annual Golf Tournament was held Saturday April 25 at Swan Lake. The event raised approximately $2500 for Cougar Club. The winners were:

Putting Contest – Wyatt Samuels – $100 winner
Longest Drive on hole #6 – Emmett Shaffer – $100 winner
Closest to the Hole # 10 – Bill Jobe – $100 winner

First Place Team with a score of 54 – $500 winner
Harold Rager
Bill Jobe
Todd Mansfield
Brad Rager

Second Place Team with a score of 57- $300 winner
Patty Shaffer
Emmett Shaffer
Jeremy Proctor
David Freeman

Third Place Team with a score of 58- $260 winner
Scott Samuels
Patton Samuels
Wyatt Samuels
Jake Peterson

Thank you to all of the sponsors, golfers and volunteers that helped put this event on.


Football Pancake Day

Tickets are on sale now for our annual Pancake Day. This will take place Saturday, May 9 from 8:30-11:30 AM in the Aux Gym. Tickets are $5 and should be purchased from a player. Contact Todd Hood for more information:


Summer Camp

New Camps added! Summer Camp registration is LIVE online! We are so excited about the wonderful camps being offered this year and can’t wait for you to see them. Registration is NOW open, but spaces are limited. Payments must be made at the time of registration. Camps will run the months of June and July and offer something for each age group. Register today!



iCougar App

We encourage everyone with an apple device to download the iCougar app today. This is a great way to stay updated with all the latest in school closings, emergency notifications, etc. If you already have the app, please make sure to go to the app store and update it! A new update was released in January. We are currently investigating the Android market and hope to have it available there soon.



Please contact Kristi Truitt at when your child is going to be out of school. This helps us to keep our attendance records up to date. If you know your child will be late due to an appointment please let us know that as well. Thank you.



If you take photos at any of our sporting events or campus events and would like to share your shots, please send them to Sally Allen at These can be used on our website, Facebook page, athletics site or even the yearbook. We ask that you send photos promptly following the activity. Thank you!


Cougar Bucks

Cougar Bucks may be added to your Cougar Card any time day or night! We encourage everyone to take advantage of this easy way to pay for lunch, break, or even the Cougar Store! Payments can be made through our online Marketplace at the below link or by visiting Mrs. Kristi Truitt in the Cougar Café.


CA Marketplace

To better service our families a new online Marketplace has been developed. You may visit the marketplace at You can pay fees, tuition, Cougar Bucks and more all in one place!



Please join Intermediate School Fellowship of Christian Athletes each Wednesday morning in Mrs. Hinson’s room 128 at 7:15 a.m. Our officers this year are Carson Caudill and Madison Hawkins-Presidents, Charlton Kelly-Vice President, Bailey Coleman-Communication Coordinator, and Addy Means-Recruiter. Everyone is welcome!

Please join the Upper School Fellowship of Christian Athletes each Wednesday morning at 7:15 in Coach Chuck Holt’s room (under the gym). We invite everyone to attend!


Expanding the Experience

Clarksville Academy is still very excited about our expansion plans! As you can see a new expansion which opened Feb 2015 is adjacent to the main building. This expansion is really booming on the north end of our campus and we are thrilled with the process! In this expanded part of the main building we have the opportunity for a few more classrooms to be named. We have had a few families reserve naming rights on some of the classrooms, but still have a couple left. If you are interested in honoring or memorializing someone in this way, please contact Sally Allen at or 647-6311. These won’t last long.

Our hope is to have the new building shown below completed by 2020. We need your help do this! Contact Sally Allen at to find out what you can do to help us reach our goal.



Important Dates

May 19-21 Exams
May 20 Last Day for Lower School


News from the Cougar Café

Please remember to Pre-Order Lunch each week. This is very important even when you are on the annual or bi-annual lunch plan. Clarksville Academy now offers a Cougar Bucks Account option to better assist children with their lunch needs! This convenient option gives families the opportunity to deposit money into an account and this money can be withdrawn for miscellaneous items that are available at the express window or the hot lunch window. Payments can now be made via the new online marketplace!

Pre Order lunch using this link.

If you have any questions please contact Kristi Truitt at Thank you!!


Box Tops & Campbell’s Labels

This is a reminder that CA collects Campbell’s labels and Box Tops through our CAA. The money raised from this project funds various school improvement projects. Last year we raised over $2000 through the Box Tops program alone! Please turn yours into your child’s teacher or Ms. Turnage in the front office.


Social Media

Please like us on Facebook—Clarksville Academy; and follow us on Twitter—CACougarsTN.

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